The Korea Tourism Organization has selected its top picks for sampling restaurants operating in hanok buildings in Seoul.

A hanok is a traditional Korean house that is well-made and does not require the use of additional adornments.

Australia’s renowned culinary guru Neil Perry, godfather of the greatest food in Sydney, has recently recommended “NaruOne” as his top pick for sampling Korean restaurant for American broadcaster CBS’s feature.

Neil Perry has praised NaurOne in Sydney CBD as “a terrific entry-level Korean restaurant, ideal for drop-ins, with cheap, flavorful food”.

With walls adorned with Nintendo-inspired art and a menu that showcases the much-loved hits of Korean cuisine married with an unlikely Mexican influence, Koba has become a lunchtime favourite to city workers since it first opened its doors at the end of 2013.

Summer in Korea is in full force, bringing with it muggy weather and bouts of heavy rain. As temperatures rise, people try to escape the heat by heading to the beach, the swimming pool, or air-conditioned cafes and malls. In Korea, however, staying healthy and cool during the summer is all about what you eat.

There are many restaurants, cafes and retail shops around Seoul that serve or sell halal food. You'll find a large concentration of halal establishments in Itaewon, Seoul's best-known multicultural neighborhood.

The Daily Telegraph featured a Korean restaurant in Sydney city ‘Danjee ‘ in its recent article describing “Korean cuisine comes of age with best of BBQ” and showcasing the restaurant’s bo ssam of boiled pork belly with radish kimchi and pickled radish.

Oriental Spoon in Melbourne

I was strolling about in Melbourne when I spotted a restaurant, full of customers. Oriental Spoon intrigued me so I went in, but unfortunately the restaurant was full.

The next day, I pulled myself together and went to the restaurant again, this time, earlier than the usual dinner hours.

Australia’s major daily newspapers, ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’ and ‘The Age’ presented an unprecedented coverage on Korean food allowing huge space in their life and style section respectively this week.

A New Korean fusion restaurant ‘Moon Park’ in Redfern, Sydney, has featured in a Sydney’s major daily newspaper the Daily Telegraph , being described as a quirky restaurant offering excellent modern Korean food in an oddball space.